The Wall returns in House of the Dragon season 2!

Image: Game of Thrones/HBO
Image: Game of Thrones/HBO /

HBO continues to film the second season of House of the Dragon, actors and writers strikes be damned. Things have been quite active lately at Leavesden Studios in England, where the actors are mainly filming on sound stages hidden behind walls where fans cannot see…

But! There are also some sets being built on backlots outdoors, and those can be espied with the use of drones and such. One fan on Twitter X, @UnBoxPHD, has been bringing us all sorts of juicy images, including a pic of a set we did not expect to see: the Wall, the giant sheet of ice in the far north that separates the Seven Kingdoms from the wintry wastes beyond.

Yep, that is a sliver of the top of the Wall built on a backlot in England. You can also see it in this video:

What will happen at the Wall in House of the Dragon season 2?

House of the Dragon is based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, specifically the parts about the Dance of the Dragons. And as far as I remember, there aren’t any scenes set at the Wall during that stretch, so HBO is adding something for the show.

That said, even though characters like Rhaenyra and Daemon never visit the Wall in the book, there’s still an easy way for House of the Dragon to incorporate it. In the first season finale, Rhaenyra Targaryen dispatches her son Jacaerys Velaryon to Winterfell to win the allegiance of its young ruler: Lord Cregan Stark. In the book, Jace does exactly this, and ends up becoming friends with Cregan. Perhaps the show adds a bit where they take a joyride to the Wall on Jace’s dragon Vermax.

Or at least, that’s the most sensible way to include the Wall that I can think of. How about you? We’ll find out exactly what HBO has in mind when House of the Dragon season 2 airs sometime in 2024.

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